Nevada P.O.S.T. Certified

Serving the Training Needs of Working Officers

Deputy David Devaney


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
11-21-90 until 12-15-2015

Field Training Officer 1996-2002
Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) 1997-2002

·       Basic Course 1997

·       Advanced Course 1997

·       Special Weapons Course 1997

Defensive Tactics Instructor 1997-Present
Expandable Straight Baton Instructors Course 1998
Close Quarter Tactics Instructor 1998
Ground Tactics and Defensive Instructor Course 1998
Interview and Interrogation Certified 2000
Life Saving Award 2001
Alternatives to Incarceration Eligibility Coordinator 2002-2013
Instructor Development 2004
Felony DUI Court Liaison 2004-2012
Misdemeanor DUI Court Liaison 2004-2012
Fugitive Liaison Officer 2013-2015
Las Vegas Township Constables Office
Deputy Constable April 2016-Present
Silver State Law Enforcement Academy
May 2016 - Present

Marshal Thaddeus A. Ynigues

Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP)  Trainer #373

University of Nevada at Las Vegas Police Department
Reserve Police Officer / Trainer

City of Las Vegas  Department of Detention & Enforcement
Deputy City Marshal Unit   Deputy City Marshal

City of North Las Vegas Marshal's Office    Deputy Marshal

Certified ASP Trainer for Armament Systems - straight baton, tactical handcuffs, and tactical flashlight.

Certified Instructor at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute

Certified Sabre OC Aerosol Projector Instructor

Certified Taser Instructor

Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor Certified in Force Options, Controlled Force, P.A.C.T., SCAR, OSS, and PPCT

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

American Correctional Association (ACA)

National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)

Officer Michael Harris


North Las Vegas Police Department

Police Officer

S.W.A.T. Officer

Clark County School District Police Department                  

United States Army National Guard                                        

Defensive Tactics Instructor                                                     
Kaminsky Field Training Program                                           
NRA Handgun, Shotgun, and Precision Rifle Instructor           
Advanced Traffic Accident Investigations                            
Intermediate Special Weapons and Tactics                           
Special Weapons And Tactics School                                     

Lt. Steven Menger


(LVMPD) Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department,1990 - 2011 (Retired)

- 21 year retired veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)

- Patrol Officer, Bicycle Officer and worked as a plain clothes investigator on a Line Solution Policing Team

- Member of and attended numerous seminars /extensive training with the CNOA (California Narcotics Officers Association),

- NNOA (Nevada Narcotics Officers Association) as well as the OCDETF (Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force).

 - HAZMAT/OSHA certified to identify and dismantle Methamphetamine labs for over 9 years.

- PSU - Problem Solving Unit

- FBI/LVMPD “Weed and Seed” Narcotics Task Force

- DEA/LVMPD Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Commander

- HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) federal grant Initiative Manager

- LVMPD as the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC)

NIMS Position Specific Operations Section Chief

- M.A.C.T.A.C. - Co-Author - Master Trainer

- Active Assailant - Master Trainer

Officer John Kern

Senior Range Master

UNLV Police Department - Police Officer - Res. Dept.

Corporal - Laughlin Constables' Office - Deputy

Federal Agent - Food & Drug Administration - Credentialed Agent

Laughlin Constables' Office Range Master

Sr. Range Master - Silver State Law Enforcement Academy

Master Instructor Development Graduate - International Assoc. of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

Category I Peace Officer P.O.S.T Certification
Category II Peace Officer P.O.S.T. Certification

NRA Certified Law Enforcement Handgun Instructor
NRA Certified Law Enforcement Shotgun Instructor

Private Investigators Licensing Board - State of Nevada - Certified Firearms Instructor

NRA Certified Handgun Instructor
NRA Certified Home Defense Instructor
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

State of Nevada - Certified CCW Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor

State of Utah - Bureau of Criminal Identification - CFP Instructor

ASP AIC Certified Handcuff Instructor

Certified Simuntions® Instructor

Certified Glock Armorer

IALEFI - Member
International Assoc. of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

ILEETA - International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association

Chris Hoye 
U.S. Marshal
Appointed by the President of the United States to be the U. S. Marshal for the state of Nevada. A life long resident of Nevada, Marshal Hoye served with distinction with the LVMPD for 22 years retiring ironically with the rank of Police Lieutenant. He has been a Peer counselor and a streets crime commander, a pioneer on the first Bicycle Patrol to a Diversity and Internal Investigator. He is a lecturer at UNLV, an Adjunct Instructor at the DEA Academy in Quantico, Virginia and an instructor at local, national and international Police Academies.

Captain Dan Barry

Academy Commander 

LVMPD (1/99 – 2/10)

Patrol Services Bureau (Saturation Teams, Field Training Section, PatrolAdministration and Special Events Section)
Bureau Commander- Saturation Teams, Special Event Section, Patrol Administration and the Field Training Section
-Southeast Area Command -
-Bureau Commander, I oversaw the complete operations of police in a large geographical area of Clark County - population of 160,000 citizens).
-Support Services Bureau (Air Support/Search and Rescue, SWAT, Resident/K9/Mounted Patrol Unit and Laughlin/Searchlight) 1/03 -1/07

-Bureau Commander of the Special Operations Bureau - I was in charge of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Air Support/Search and Rescue, Laughlin/Searchlight Station and the Resident and K9 Sections.
-Organized Crime Bureau (Gang Crimes Section, Special Investigation Section, Criminal Intelligence Section) )
-Bureau Commander of the Organized Crime Bureau I was in charge of the Gang Crime Section, Criminal Intelligence Section, and Special Investigations Section.
-Downtown Area Command
-Bureau Commander, I oversaw the complete operations of police in a large geographical area in the City of Las Vegas ( population of 70,000 citizens).
-Resident/K9/ Mounted Patrol Section
As the lieutenant in charge of Internal Affairs, I oversaw all the complaints concerning ethical, conduct and criminal actions of members of the LVMPD.
-Internal Affairs Bureau
-Northeast Area Command 
-Narcotics Section
-Gang Unit
-Northwest Area Command
-Patrol Officer

Richard Henry

Academy Sergeant

Lt. Chris Carroll

LVMPD (retired)

Recently concluded a 25 year career in law enforcement. Commander of several units, including Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Missing Persons. He has also supervised undercover vice squads, working in an investigative and enforcement capacity. He is a certified instructor whose teaching experience includes the LVMPD Academy, advanced police officer training, and multiple community groups. He has been a guest lecturer at several colleges and universities. Chris helped create and develop Domestic Violence programs that have since been adopted by multiple law enforcement agencies across the country.  He has served as a board member for the State of Nevada Domestic Violence Board. His unique experience includes the investigation and supervision of multiple cases involving celebrities, elected officials, and professional athletes.


Our faculty has over 250 years of combined law enforcement experience. Real World - life values and guidance is the underlying theme of the education you will receive. At Silver State Law Enforcement Academy you will not simply find teachers, but veteran Law Enforcement Officers.

Our Instructors are chosen from the best of the best.  Active Law Enforcement personnel, Retired Law Enforcement, Active and Reserve Military and Professional PSD personal security detail operators are amongst our cadre of staff members.